Chuck Norris to become honorary Texas Ranger
December 1st, 2010
06:44 PM ET

Chuck Norris to become honorary Texas Ranger

He played one on TV, and now actor Chuck Norris is going to become an honorary Texas Ranger on Thursday.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will present commemorative certificates to Norris and his brother, Aaron Norris, for their work on the series, "Walker, Texas Ranger," which aired from 1993 to 2001.

The famed actor and martial arts expert played the title role of Cordell Walker, a no-nonsense Texas Ranger with an unorthodox approach to law enforcement.

Norris and his brother, Aaron, were the executive producers of the show, which was filmed in Texas and used real Texas Rangers in an advisory role, Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange said.

The Texas Public Safey Commission, which oversees DPS, voted in October to bestow the designation upon the Norris brothers, "to say thank you for bringing honor to the department," Mange said.

"The show reflected well on law enforcement in general, and on the DPS in particular," the commission said in a press release in October.

The Texas Rangers typically take the lead in major crime investigations, unsolved crimes, public corruption investigations, shootings involving officers and border security operations, according to the department's website. They were formed in the 1820s under Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas," to protect settlers.

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  1. Dave

    I remember one time Chuck took his family to Sea World. They were watching Shamu the whale and Chuck got splashed! So Chuck yells, "I'm Chuck Norris and no one gets me wet!" So he climbs into the tank, grabs Shamu, throws the whale into the audience, spashes him and yells, "How do you like it?!" And then dang if Chuck didn't step in there and finish the show!

    December 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Vincenzo

    Chuck Norris was once on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and was the first to spin. The next 29 minutes of the show consisted of everyone standing around awkwardly, waiting for the wheel to stop.

    December 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Marco

    Honorary

    December 1, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. xstongue

    I would like to see Chuck Norris and a couple of Retired Texas Rangers cleanup Texas and Free the Weed. TeaPot Party to the rescue.....

    December 1, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jenn

    Perry has nothing better to do than this? Considering all the B.S. he pulls here in Texas I guess it's better than letting him do "real" work!

    December 1, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jb1960

    He wants Texas to secede from the union. I say let him then we close the border and watch the Mexicans take them over. But before we do this we send all republicans to Texas for a big BBQ at GWB's ranch. Then we real Americans can move on.

    December 2, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Thorrsman

      @jb1960
      You, a "real" American? Har-dee-har-har.

      December 2, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike Hooper

      How can the mexicans steal what was stolen from them?

      December 2, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck Norris

      Yes, you can move on... Just pick the galaxy to which you would like to be relocated, and I will round-house kick you there.

      December 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Blake

    I guess that makes sense, but I just can't get past the fact that this guy is a pathetic excuse for a human being. He is beyond conservative. He wants a government that would let poor people starve. And in fact, he is a traitor to the US government. He hates the USA so much, he has openly advocated that Texas become an independent country. He makes Sarah Palin look like a compassionate and intelligent person.

    December 2, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Isaac Martinez

      He wants people to take accountable actions for themselves. Those who wants handouts like your self is an idiotic view of what the country is all about. I tell you what. You have a degree right? I'm assuming that you do so I will come over and take some of your hard earn money and spend it on booze, meth, cocaine, an abortion, and anything else I can and will do with your money. Your an idiot.

      December 2, 2010 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. Texas Governor Rick Perry

    CNN got it confused. I'm not making Chuck Norris an Honorary Texas Ranger. I'm making the Rangers Honorary Chuck Norris'.

    December 2, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. PROUD AMERICAN

    Anyone who talks bad about Chuck Norris is an ignorant fool. He has done so much good in his life and is a true American. Do your research, you democratic, narrow minded, uneducated idiots.

    December 2, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck Norris

      Thank you sir.

      December 2, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike Hooper

      It's not nice to talk bad about the mentally challenged so I agree.

      December 2, 2010 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. tomcat

    look out bevo a bigger bull is comming to town. think hank hill will stop by? leave rick alone his hair will keep chuck at bay.

    December 2, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. Gani

    Chuck Norris was born in a house that he built with his own hands .....

    December 2, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike Hooper

      And I was born in a log cabin and my daddy's abe lincoln.

      December 2, 2010 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck Norris

      Good one, Mike. Now get back to your room before the come around to give you your daily dose of thorazine and find you missing.

      December 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tomcat

    God has veins? try vane. dang ol giblet head. i tell you what.

    December 2, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. Steve

    When Bruce Banner gets mad he turns into the hulk, when the Hulk gets mad he turns into Chuck Norris.

    December 2, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  14. tomcat

    get out of wheatsville or guerros and take a look around. soco the w give me a break head over to the spoke and see how far you get with that kinda talk.

    December 2, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  15. tomcat

    @dan

    December 2, 2010 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
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